What Is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a progressive eye condition which affects the structure and shape of your cornea (the clear dome shaped window at the front of your eye which focuses light onto the retina at the back of your eye). 

With keratoconus, the centre of the cornea thins and bulges outwards creating a cone shape, and preventing light from focusing correctly on the retina. This can lead to vision becoming blurry, double vision, short sightedness, astigmatism or light sensitivity, with symptoms worsening over time if untreated.

Image of a normal cornea vs a cornea with keratoconus

A normal cornea vs a cornea with keratoconus

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